The Indiana University Art Museum is one of the popular Museums in Bloomington, conveniently located at Fine Arts Plaza. Establishment in 1941 as a small university teaching collection, the IU Art Museum has now become one of the foremost university art museums in United Sates. Its internationally acclaimed collection includes 40,000 objects, representing nearly every art-producing culture throughout history, ranging from African masks and ancient gold jewelry to paintings by Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. The IU Art Museum operates from Wed. - Thurs, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. and Sun. noon- 5 p.m. And the admission is free.